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was the fact he was able to get the all-powerful rupert murdoch media machine behind him in the late '90s. rupert murdoch was just as right wing then as he is now. but his right-wing tabloid "the sun," which is as dominant in british tabloid media as fox news is anywhere cable news, tony blair convinced the conservative rupert murdoch to have the conservative "sun" tabloid get behind the blair candidacy. this right-wing paper, "the sun," endorsed the labour party and tony blair. so after nearly two decades of the labour party in exile, tony blair got rupert murdoch's backing. that helped him get elected prime minister. labour got to be in charge of britain for the next decade. george w. bush got a new poodle. and we all got the iraq war. whatever you think of what tony blair did with his time in power, his rise to power was skilled, very skilled. and that skill was manifest in part with his triumph in the murdoch primary. josh marshall at the website talking points memos has been writing about this. he wrote about it this past summer and again today. the idea of the murdoch primary everyb
help him win. remember, that's coming from rupert murdoch's "wall street journal." usually i don't agree with those guys. plus a new poll shows president obama's approval rating is up five points this month. 49% approve of 9 job he's doing. watch house republicans ignore democrats who have asked to bring the bill to the floor. >> the house stand adjourn until 10:00 a.m. on friday -- >> mr. speaker -- >> mr. speaker! >> i regret that the republicans who say they're here to work s. we were on the floor to do our work. and they walked out. >> the country's paying attention to this fight, and republicans could be in big trouble. joining me now is bill press, host of "the bill press show" on sirius/xm radio, and ryan grm, washington bureau chive for the "the huffington post." ryan, how much of an impact will this fight have on 2012? >> you know, i think that people are underestimating how much impact this will have. there are millions of people who, for a variety of reasons, are watching this extremely closely, much more closely than people think, first whoever is collecting unemploym
who knows how to use it, rupert murdoch. yes, i did start out in tabloid newspapers. they were the only people -- we all aspire to be murdoch papers. no voicemail, no cell phones. >> just pings, and woolie mammoths. >> quills, but that was a scandal -- that is a scandal, because it's still rolling, that takes in power, corruption at the highest level through law enforcement. the idea that anyone in the public eye is okay to spy on, whether the public eye is on a victim of murder or they're just famous, i think it was a moment when the otherwise, you know, quiet majority, the people who buy these things every day, and may find it voyeuristic and titillating, where they said, you know what? we actually have some values and standards, and it's about time it stopped. big scandal. >> michael? >> fast and furious for me was the scandal that i think will have some legs going into 2012, simply because it speaking to a couple things, one, what the government is willing to do without thinking, thinking it through. we see that on debt and deficit, but we also see the devastating impact it
of rupert murdoch's news international and arrested this summer in connection with the company's phone hacking scandal. today clarkson kicked it into low gear when he launched a verbal tirade at the 2 million public sector workers who were currently striking in the united kingdom. >> i'd have them all shot. i would take them outside and execute them in front of their families. i mean, how dare they go on strike when they have pensioned that are going to be guaranteed while the rest of us have to work for a living. >> really? jeremy clarkson thinks working for a living means riding around in expensive cars and crashing them when he's done? he should try cleaning the streets, educating the children or caring for somebody who's sick. that's what real work is. but his talk about guilt-edged pensions sounds pretty familiar. the reason the brits are out in the streets is no different from why people are in the streets in this country. the british government wants them to work longer and for less pay and, of course, a smaller pension. the people in power want to balance the budget on the back
republicans and their delusions being attacked by the "wall street journal," yes, rupert murdoch-owned "wall street journal," is attacking them for the house's non-vote on extending the payroll tax. the "wall street journal" saying that the republicans have handed barack obama a victory in 2012's election before the fight has even bmpingt as for the democrat, well, the president had this to say in a portion of his "60 minutes" interview that didn't make it to air. >> i would put our legislative and foreign policy accomplishments in our first two years against any president with the possible exceptions of johnson, fdr and lincoln, but -- but, you know, just in terms of what we've gotten done in modern history. >> specifically the codification of the largest monopoly banking system in the history of the world that's conducting a $700 trillion extraction supervised by his treasury secretary, tim geithner and, of course, our friendly neighborhood prosecutor eric holder. that's something to be proud of. largest unemployment in the history of the country, largest unemployment going back to the dep
to show that rupert murdoch's son james was told details of the hacking scandal at "news of the world" the tabloid. the e-mails were released yesterday by a parliamentary panel. james says he opened the e-mails on his blackberry, but did not read them. >> did not read them, but responded to them. >> don't act like you don't do that. >> this is big problems. so anyway -- >>> here's one from our parade of papers. birmingham news says a new space venture is coming to huntsville, alabama. paul allen announced he's starting a company there's that going to build a giant plane to launch rockets into space for satellites, cargo, and eventually tourism. the project puts allen in competition with british billionaire richard branson and amazon founder who are working on their own commercial space enterprises. and of course, huntsville, alabama, willie, has long been the space central in the south. >> it sure has. i'm going to wait until they work out the kinks on the rich guy airlines, second generation of those flights, i think. let's go down to d.c. for some politico with mike allen with a loo
tried and failed to rob a 7-eleven in a gumby costume. there was wendy murdoch pimp slapping the guy who tried to pie her husband rupert. in were the two old guys who scrapped on stage at a canadian football reunion. alas, there can be but three medalists and only one who wears gold. the bronze goes to the mountain biker who was dominated by a 300 pound leaping antelope. the silver to a crowd favorite who has become an internet hero, the cane-skinned cap eyewitness to a police chase in panama city, florida. >> he came in dukz of hazard, getting it, digging like that, like dale jr. >> it is honestly hard to believe there was somebody better than that guy over the last 12 months or someone more entertaining than the cain/perry campaign combo. >> if they print any more money over there in washington, the goal is going to be good. >> but there was. this year saw perhaps the greatest public meltdown in the history of american popular culture. our 2011 person of the year is the star of both "hot shots" and "tough shots part two," he is mr. charlie sheen. >> tired of pretending. i've been ridin
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